Single-segment speed run of Fallout 2, done on April 21 2004. Timing does not include any loading time, but does include skipped cutscenes and dialogs.
Author's comments: I'm pretty sure this is the first known recorded attempt at a speed run for Fallout 2, which kind of surprises me given the game's structure. Having played it for so long, I knew that the way the game was built would make a speed run very viable, and I think this video reflects that. The run is recorded with the latest offical patch (v1.02), and done from start to finish without any saves.
It took me a while to finalize the route that I had planned to take. At first, I had planned on going to Navarro and sneaking in to steal the Power Armor that I needed, but in the end it was more time-consuming and much more risky (as almost any random encounter near Navarro is an Enclave Patrol). The route I use in the final version allows me to stay in San Francisco, which also cuts out time wasted from having to watch the first scene with Frank Horrigan, as it will not play if you do not leave the town area of the World Map, even on or past the date when it is supposed to take place. The real risks involved with this run are successfully making the Steal checks, and setting the timers on the plastique (as if you get a critical failure on a demolitions check, they will explode immediately when you exit the inventory menu).
Unfortunately, the program that I used to record this run would not work perfectly with Fallout 2, which resulted in the colors during all of the cutscenes being messed up. I skip all of the cutscenes in the run that I can, so it is not too much of a distraction (the worst being the three still shots of the towns during the ending sequence). There is also a little bit of color distortion of colors that are supposed to be white, resulting in things like green Medical Kits.
Overall, though, I thought it turned out pretty well. I hope you guys enjoy it.
November 6, 2006 Subject:
I particularly liked the offensive use of the "steal" skill :)
December 3, 2004 Subject:
Ahhh Good ol Fallout
Fallout is my favourite RPG to date I still play it and still havent found new ways to beat it. That speed run shows how fast you can beat the game and it kicks ass however if you havent played either fallout games then you will be left clueless. My advice to the people who havent played fallout is.... Play Fallout!!!! That was a great! Good job Larry.